Small business owners are vital to the economy of the city. They add culture, jobs, and stability to our city. Our small businesses partner with our local schools and the community donating funds, food, and welcoming spaces.
We need to support our new entrepreneurs and existing ones by providing them with the tools they need to be successful in our city. Many of our business owners are poc and women.
You cannot be anti business and pro worker. Businesses provide jobs. The issue is business practices when it comes to scheduling, time off, wages, workplace safety, and work life integration.
The us vs. them, workers against business, is damaging and fragmenting our community. I want to change the conversation and light the wick from both ends. We cannot make change if we are not creating an environment to cultivate it.